New Staff

Coastland continues to grow to keep pace with the needs of our clients and communities.  The following is an introduction to the people hired recently.

Mathew Vail

Supervising Engineer / Resident Engineer

Mathew brings over 30 years of experience in both engineering and construction.  His professional career includes work as a Civil Engineer, Capital Projects Manager, Principal Engineer, Project Manager, Construction Manager, and General Engineering Contractor.  He spent five years at the Sonoma County Water Agency and has extensive experience with water resource projects and public facilities.   His first assignments at Coastland include serving the Town of Corte Madera, Sweetwater Springs and the cities of Santa Rosa and Willows.

George Hicks, RCE

Supervising Engineer

George joins Coastland after 35 years of service to public agencies.  25 years of his career were spent serving as City Engineer and Public Works Director to design, construct and maintain virtually every type of municipal infrastructure. George will manage Coastland’s Pleasant Hill office including oversight of all engineering projects in the East Bay Area. 

Prior to joining Coastland, George served as Director of Public Works/City Engineer of the City of Fairfield.  While with the City of Fairfield, he led the $65 million Fairfield/Vacaville Train Station project through funding, permitting design and construction.  He has managed numerous roadway, water, sewer, drainage, park and public facility projects for various cities throughout Northern California.  His background includes serving as City Engineer or Public Works Director for the cities of Fairfield, Winters, Suisun and Healdsburg. This experience has prepared him to manage a wide range of projects and programs for Coastland’s clients.

Terrence Lee, SE

Senior Structural Engineer

Terrence has over 36 years of experience in the engineering field, including structural engineering services for a variety of educational, industrial, residential and commercial buildings throughout Northern California.  He is a licensed Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer in the State of California. 

Terrence has volunteered his services after major earthquakes hit Haiti in 2010 and the Bay Area in 1989.  In Haiti he served as a seismic damage evaluator and advisor for the construction of a new campus for the National University of Haiti (UEH).  After the Loma Prieta earthquake he performed inspections of damage to bridge structures and a structural steel tower which supported an elevated large water tank on the Mare Island Naval Base.

Prior to joining Coastland he owned his own consulting business to provide structural and earthquake engineering services to architects, builders, government agencies, developers and owners.  He performed engineering analysis reports of existing buildings and complete construction documentation of timber, steel concrete and masonry buildings.

One of his first assignments at Coastland is serving the Town of Ross with on-call plan review.

Paul Anderson

Associate Engineer

Paul Anderson brings over five years of experience in a broad range of civil engineering projects, with a focus on transportation design and construction.  He has prepared preliminary and final design documents for roadways and major state highway projects utilizing Caltrans policies and procedures. Paul has also prepared transportation and traffic studies and provided design support services on various projects primarily throughout Northern California.

Paul’s first assignments at Coastland include serving the City of Colfax and the County of Nevada.

Annie Mager

Marketing Manager

Annie Mager recently joined our growing Auburn office to perform a variety of marketing, business development and administrative functions.  As Marketing Manager, she will work closely with the corporate office to manage the Auburn office’s proposal and presentation processes, cultivate client relationships, perform competitive research, provide strategic input on the corporate marketing plan, and many other related tasks. 

Annie brings over 25 years of experience in marketing and business development, including 15 years within the AE community.  We are excited to expand our marketing department by hiring a dynamic and highly organized Marketing Manager!

Jonathan Vaughan

Assistant Engineer

Jonathan has over 14 years of experience in construction industry. Prior to joining Coastland, Jonathan designed small to large multi-building structures for commercial companies. His training includes drafting, estimating and engineering economics.   Jonathan is a certified EIT and is working toward his PE license.
At Coastland, Jonathan’s first assignments have included engineering assistance, plan check and development reviews to municipal clients including the cities of Auburn, Colfax, Santa Rosa and Wheatland, Placer County and Rancho Murieta Community Services District.